ARRI lighting seminar tour
Cutting-edge lighting technology was the focus of a seminar tour organized in October and November 2013 by ARRI and its partners in Eastern Europe. The two-day seminars took place in Moscow, Kiev, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw and Sofia; they attracted more than 300 participants from a diverse range of companies and professions, including cinematographers, gaffers, lighting designers, technical directors, broadcasters and students from various European film schools.
The events were hosted by Bill Holshevnikoff - an Emmy Award-winning director of photography, lighting designer and educator, who has over 25-years' experience in the film industry. During his workshops Holshevnikoff presented the latest ARRI equipment and shared practical tips and tricks from his daily work experiences. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss current lighting trends and to fire questions at one of the leading experts in the lighting industry. Above all, they could try out new ARRI products: LED fixtures from the successful L7-Series; the M8 (the smallest lamphead with MAX Technology); and the ARRI lighting kits, which are popular in America and were recently introduced to the European market.
ARRI workshops and presentations covered both theoretical and practical lighting issues. Special emphasis was put on working with the ARRI L-Series, a new generation of lighting fixtures that heralds the seamless integration of LED technology into established working practices within the film, television and event industries.
Alexander Bugrow, ARRI Regional Sales Director for Russia & CIS-Countries and one of the organizers of the lighting seminars, described the events as a great success: "I am totally satisfied with the result," he says. "We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the attendees -- they found it very useful. Many technical discussions took place and a professional but friendly forum for opinion exchange has been created. We have already received requests for the next seminars and many expressed their interest in returning for future ARRI events."